Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny has released its first trailer. Set to come out February 26, 2016 on Netflix and in select IMAX screens, this martial arts movie stars Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh. It is of course based on the original Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon that is both a novel and a movie from 2000.
The trailer builds to a high point by balancing fitting music with foreshadowing dialogue as fight scenes flash. I doubt many fans of the original film installment will be unhappy with this trailer. As mentioned above and as seen during the footage, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is a Netflix original. This continues Netflix’s interest in creating its own content in addition to providing movies/shows others have created.
It appears that Yeoh is poised to dominate her role as Yu Shu Lien. The trailer’s emphasis is placed upon her, and some of the fight scenes portray Yeoh’s character as quite clever and deadly with a weapon in her hands. Watching her perform with Yen should be outstanding martial arts quality.
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